How do you teach Jennifer Lawrence to wield a bow and arrow like a pro? Meet Khatuna Lorig, a five-time Olympian and archery coach to the stars.
Kindle Passage of the Day: The most highlighted passage in all of Kindle Land? It’s Katniss talking about her mom in Catching Fire:
“Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.”
Not suprisingly, the Hunger Games trilogy accounts for eight of the top 10 most-highlighted Kindle passages. Which begs the question: Readers are taking theHunger Games so seriously that they’re highlighting passages using Kindle?
Head spinning! But let’s look on the bright side— a new director for the trilogy’s sequel, Catching Fire, could be interesting.
Vanity Fair reports that the series had some high-profile directorial suitors in the past, including Sam Mendes (Away We Go, Revolutionary Road, Jarhead, Road to Perdition, American Beauty), Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), and Francis Lawrence (Water for Elephants, I Am Legend, and… wati for it… Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video). Of course we can dream beyond this interesting trio as well.
Who would you pick to direct the rest of the series?
Frontpage: Friday, Mar 30th
- Paul Ryan Backs Romney: Is Paul Ryan riding high from his budget victory? The conservative Wisconsin Republican congressman endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Fox and Friends Friday morning.
- Funeral Director Contradicts Zimmerman: The funeral director who prepared Trayvon Martin’s body said Friday there was “no physical signs like there had been a scuffle” on the teenager—a key part of George Zimmerman’s claim that he shot and killed Trayvon in self-defense. “The hands—I didn’t see any knuckles, bruises or what have you,” said Richard Kurtz. Isn’t this what police are supposed to determine?
- Wife: Bin Laden Fathered Four Kids: What a “martyr.” Osama bin Laden apparently didn’t have such a bad experience on the run, since he had time to father four children, and owned five houses that he moved among, according to The New York Times, which cited a testimony given by bin Laden’s youngest wife to Pakistani investigators.
- Arrest Made in Pasadena Shooting: Pasadena police officers are being questioned over the shooting death of an unarmed 19-year-old college student on Saturday night in Pasadena, California. Kendrec McDade was killed on a dark, narrow street, and reports say no light was turned on to see what was happening.
- France Arrests 19 Radical Suspects: French police on Friday arrested 19 people described as radical Islamists as part of an operation targeting suspected jihadist networks in a number of cities. President Nicolas Sarkozy said in an interview with Europe1 radio that he was mounting a crackdown after self-proclaimed al Qaeda member Mohamed Merah killed seven people in the Toulouse area before being shot dead last week.
Photo: So, Katniss, aka Jennifer Lawrence, witnessed this Blake Griffin dunk.
The Hunger Games has all but consumed her. Every time a trailer for the film comes on TV, she goes bonkers, screaming “Shhhhhhh!,” turning up the volume too high and opening her eyes about three times wider than normal—even if it’s a trailer she’s seen a dozen times. Mandy knows the full bios of every cast member of the film, and she has strong opinions on the actors who were selected for the movie. “At first I was a little upset with them choosing Josh Hutcherson for the role of Peeta because he’s not blonde,” she says with all the authority of a veteran Hollywood casting director. “But then I found out that he was dyeing his hair. He’s a good actor, he can pull it off.